addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonStartprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Buzz

Location:

Lexington, MA

Member since:

October 17, 2005

Briefly (100 words or less) describe your latest work (story or novel).

Volume 1 of the tetrology is divided into two novellas. Part 1: Too Many Damn Secrets -- As George Abbott grows up, age 4-13, he is immersed in many secrets within his extended family, most related to the Healing and other extraordinary skills of his great-grandmother, a woman who has lived in a mental hospital for over sixty years. At age 12 George is terrified to learn that in a few years he will acquire special skills of his own. Part 2: An Unwelcome Challenge -- At age 15 George inherits his great-grandmother's Empathy skill, enabling him to read and change what others are feeling. He also learns that he can acquire new skills (ordinary and special) from others. A new friend, a psychiatrist, challenges George to find a way to use his special skills to save civilization from widely predicted inevitable environmental catastrophes. George resists committing to such global intervention in others' lives, but agrees to seek a plan that others might use for this purpose.

Introduction

After working on a YA near future hard SciFi/SciFant (genetics) tetrology for 10 years, I have recently abandoned the project. I was in a writer's group that met irregularly about one a month, but when it disbanded, I lost my motivation to write.

What Buzz is saying about this Meetup Group

The people who attend are enthusiastic talking about SciFi and writing topics. It is a friendly social atmosphere.


People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy